Iran nuclear crisis needs ‘disruptive diplomacy’, not shock and awe

Posted by Kumi Naidoo — 16 April 2012 at 5:33pm - Comments
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Rainbow Warrior sails 20 miles from the port of Bushehr, Iran. 2007

Kumi's blog was originally published by IPS, before the Istanbul summit took place.

Disruptive diplomacy may be the only way out of the Iran-Israel nuclear crisis, the only way to pierce the hegemony of hypocrisy dominating the power politics of nuclear weapons control, of those who have them, and of those who are accused of developing them.

Otherwise, this weekend's meeting on Iran's nuclear programme is likely to be yet another missed opportunity, yet another exercise in futility.

Greenpeace volunteers paint coal cargo ship in Israel

Posted by tracy — 9 September 2008 at 11:15am - Comments

Photographer Pierre Gleizes managed to get back to the Rainbow Warrior after his arrest and put together this set of pictures capturing the high tension moment of the activists arrests after painting a cargo ship carrying coal to the Ashkelon power plant in Israel. Great to have the master back on board and still going strong after over 25 years of making superb images for Greenpeace.

Rainbow Warrior in Israel

Rainbow Warrior captain arrested in Israel over coal protest

Posted by tracy — 8 September 2008 at 5:30pm - Comments

police board the rainbow warrior in Israel to arrest the captain

Israeli police boarded the Rainbow Warrior today to arrest captain Daniel Rizzotti after the peaceful action of activists from the ship who painted "Quit Coal" on the hull of a ship unloading coal at the Ashkelon power plant.

The curious tale of Israel's nuclear whistleblower

Posted by Louise Edge — 25 April 2008 at 6:20pm - Comments

Four years ago Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu was released from jail having served 18 years inside. Yet this month the Israeli government renewed, for the fifth time, an order confining him to Jerusalem, where he is under constant surveillance, banned from talking to foreigners and shunned by Israeli society. He lives with no work, income, home or support. A virtual prisoner.

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